Kantara Initiative, the industry organisation focused on 3rd party assessed digital identity assurance frameworks, has announced that The Slandala Company, a Washington, DC-based IT consultancy, was approved to perform Kantara Assessments worldwide as a Kantara accredited assessor.
Kantara is the only organisation that provides third party assessment against the primary National Institute of Standards and Technology guidelines for identity. US Government agencies are required to follow NIST guidelines. An independent, external assessment is the best method to demonstrate NIST compliance, particularly for procurement.
“Slandala’s primary efforts have been US Government identity, credential and access management; typically with the assessment, compliance and operations of identity management systems,” said James Jung, owner, The Slandala Company. “Kantara assessor accreditation is important to us because clients are considering Kantara approval to earn the Trust Mark. They want to use the Kantara Trust Framework to extend their services to a wider variety of applications and users.”
As an accredited assessor, Slandala is one of a few companies capable of performing the critical role of assessing a company’s digital service or solution against a rigorous Class of Approval to earn a Trust Mark. The Trust Mark is evidence of conformance to a set of accepted industry standards. Kantara’s Trust Framework currently has three Classes of Approval.
Kantara was authorized as a US Government Trust Framework Provider in 2011 and works with governments and standards bodies internationally to align its Trust Mark program for multi-jurisdictional adoption.